Synonyms and Antonyms of agitate
to cause (as a liquid) to move about in a circle especially repeatedly
- This room could use a ceiling fan to agitate the stuffy air a bit.
to trouble the mind of; to make uneasy
- There's no need to agitate the patient about little things.
ail, alarm (also alarum), bother, concern, derail, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distemper, distract, distress, disturb, exercise, flurry, frazzle, freak (out), fuss, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, weird out, worry
aggravate, anger, annoy, bug, chafe, chivy (or chivvy), exasperate, fret, gall, get, grate, harass, harry, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put off, put out, rile, vex
bedevil, haunt, plague
abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, jar, mortify, nonplus, rattle, shake up
daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, unnerve
to make a series of small irregular or violent movements
- Set the washing machine so it will agitate for four minutes before going into the rinse cycle.
convulse, jerk, jiggle, joggle, jolt, jounce, quake, quiver, shake, shudder, vibrate, wobble (also wabble)
rock, sway, swing
chatter, quaver, shiver, thrill, tremble
flicker, fluctuate, flutter, oscillate, undulate, wave
beat, palpitate, pit-a-pat, pitter-patter, pulsate, pulse, throb
to talk about (an issue) usually from various points of view and for the purpose of arriving at a decision or opinion
- a question which has been agitated by the legislature time and time again
review, speak (about), talk (about)
broach, introduce, propound, raise, stir up
forge, hammer out, talk out, thrash (out), wrestle (with)
chew over, consider, deliberate, weigh